Then I noticed I had an "aition" stirring in me. I'm not quite sure if it was frustr-aition, irrit-aition, or inspir-aition or a combination of all three. But it is my hope to plant an aspir-aition in your heart by the end of this.
There is a trend among Christian artists whose songs are played on Christian radio and also in many churches. Its seems like the lyrics and focus of the song is me, me, me, me.... Help me, bless me, heal me, save me, prosper me..... me, me, me, me! You know, almost everything we do today in a modern worship service is focused on blessing the people. Helps, healing, teaching are all good and necessary. God loves and cares about ME and every other "me" that is out there.
I hope you don’t misunderstand, but the worship service, where we sing, lift our hands, praise Him and worship by bowing down, kneeling or giving tithes and offerings is the only part of the service focused on Him. We give Him so little when He is worthy of so much. He is worthy of all praise, all thanks, all glory and all honor.
Personally, I love the songs that focus on Him. I want to hear Him, Him, Him, Him, in modern day hymns! Did you catch the word play? Or I want to hear the song focus on His word so that as we sing we are proclaiming His truth; His word!
the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”
Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
And His praise in the assembly of saints.
Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Let them praise His name with the dance;
Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
We don't have to sing about me, me, me for Him to care about me for Matthew 6:31-33 says,
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Calling Forth a New Breed of Psalmists to Write New Hymns Which Extol Him
Songs are powerful! The Word of God is even more powerful. Isaiah 55:11 says it does not return void but goes forth to accomplish all that He sent it to do. The beauty of a praise and worship service is that it accomplishes so much on so many levels at once. When we sing a song written under the prophetic unction of the Holy Spirit we:
- Obey the of the Lord - Psalm 148-150
- Proclaim the word of the Lord - Psalm 69:11
- We increase the spiritual power through the spiritual principle of agreement - Matthew 18:19, Leviticus 26:8, and Deuteronomy 32:30
- Enthrone Him on our praises - Psalm 22:3
- Engage in spiritual war
- Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
- Psalm 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute on them the written judgment--
This honor have all His saints.
Praise the Lord!
- Ephesians 3:10-11 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,